Amazon launches grocery delivery from Whole Foods in Ohio

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

Amazon to Start Whole Foods Deliveries in Four Cities The tech giant will offer free, two hour delivery from the supermarket to Prime members in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach. The new deal will go into effect on Thursday. Prime members will be able to place their order via the Amazon website or the Prime Now app. Amazon bought the Whole Foods market chain in June for $13.7 billion.

Amazon is now delivery groceries from Whole Foods in some cities, including West Chester and Cincinnati.

Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced the introduction of free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now, with plans to expand across the U.S. in 2018.

Customers can enter their zip code on the Prime Now website or app to see if they are in the delivery area, a Whole Foods spokeswoman told this news organization. Residents living in zip codes near West Chester can order food online and get it delivered to their doors.

The Dayton area Whole Foods, located at 1050 Miamisburg Centerville Road, is not delivering currently.

Prime customers in neighborhoods of Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach can shop through Prime Now for items including fresh produce, meat and seafood, everyday staples and other locally sourced items from Whole Foods Market.

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Select alcohol is also available for delivery to customers. Prime members receive two-hour delivery for free and ultra-fast delivery within one hour for $7.99 on orders of $35 or more.

“We’re happy to bring our customers the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally sourced favorites,” said John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO.

Delivery from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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Developer buys more Huber Heights land

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 1:46 PM

Lexington Place — a housing development in Huber Heights — has grown steadily since 2000. JIM WITMER / STAFF
Lexington Place — a housing development in Huber Heights — has grown steadily since 2000. JIM WITMER / STAFF

A developer in Huber Heights has spent more than $600,000 on more land off Chambersburg Road in the Lexington Place neighborhood area.

Lexington Developers Inc. spent $604,000 to buy about three acres across more than 10 parcels near River Downs Court and Pimlico Place south of Chambersburg, west of Old Troy Pike.

For 13 parcels, Montgomery County property records identify the seller as Lexington Developers Inc. and the buyer as Lexington Place Project I LLC. State of Ohio incorporation paper for Lexington Place Project were filed by a Dayton attorney.

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The planned residential community began development in 2000.

“It’s been a quality development for the city,” Scott Falkowski, Huber Heights assistant city manager, told the Dayton Daily News in 2013, as the development was preparing to add homes at the time. “It’s good to see that they’re continuing to build houses and moving forward. It’s a good sign that the market is turning.”

Huber Heights had a population of just over 38,000 in 2016, making it Montgomery County’s third largest city.

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Opening dates set for 2 Dayton-area urgent cares

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 10:48 AM


Two new urgent care centers will open later this month south of Dayton.

Premier Health, which operates a network of hospitals and doctors offices, is planning to open the 752 N. Main St., Springboro, and 8 Prestige Plaza, Miamisburg, urgent cares on Feb. 26.

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The centers are part of a series of urgent cares  that Premier will open in 2018.

The Miamisburg center will have an open house 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and the Springboro center next to Dorothy Lane Market will have an open house 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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The locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day and treat things like sinus infections, earaches, allergies and pink eye to injuries such as fractured bones. The urgent care staff can also conduct school and sports physicals, give vaccinations, and do diagnostic testing for the flu, pregnancy and strep.

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Bass Pro Shops offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 1:43 PM


Bass Pro Shops is offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees at its former headquarters in Sidney, Nebraska.

Employees have until March 1 to accept an offer from Bass Pro that would let them leave on their own accord and receive bonuses of up to $40,000, The World-Herald reported. This comes after Bass Pro Shops purchases Cabela’s for $4 billion last year.

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The offer for employees includes two weeks of pay per year of employment at the company and a considerable bonus, according to The World-Herald.

The headquarters for both companies will be in Springfield, Missouri.

Both Bass Pro and Cabela’s have a big presence in this region. Cabela’s has a 70,000-square-foot store at 5500 Cornerstone North Blvd., in the Cornerstone at Centerville development off exit 7 of Interstate 675 near Wilmington Pike, and a location in West Chester Twp. The stores employ about 130 employees.


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Hamilton will host an EPIC event at a newly opened microbrewery this week

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 12:39 PM

Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub opened Jan. 17, 2018, on Main Street in Hamilton. CONTRIBUTED
Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub opened Jan. 17, 2018, on Main Street in Hamilton. CONTRIBUTED

The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s EPIC program for young professionals will have an informal happy hour and networking event 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Not only will the event help connect young professionals with each other, but it also will provide an opportunity to visit the newly opened Quarter Barrel microbrewery at the corner of B and Main Streets.

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EPIC stands for Engaging Professionals Inspiring Change.

“It’s networking, it’s a chance for young professionals to get to know each other,” said Dan Bates of the chamber. “They have also been talking about things they might do to take on as a project in the future, as a group.”

The event will run from 6-8 p.m.

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“But it’s largely a networking event where it’s low-key, they can enjoy each other’s company and learn how to build relationships,” Bates said.

The events will happen monthly.

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